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Welcome to the CYO Sportsmanship Award Home Page:

Parish nominations are now being accepted
Nomination Deadline: Friday, May 3rd, 2019.

The Archdiocesan Sportsmanship Award was created to highlight the good work that your CYO sports program does in your community and beyond. In the five years, we received scores of nominations outlining selfless acts and generous donations, exemplifying a strong spirit of volunteerism, illustrating the magnificent presence CYO has in communities throughout the entire Archdiocese of New York. The past award recipients listed below are a shining example of communities that implement values and strength of character that CYO strives to promote.  Their community awareness and goodwill towards others is truly heartwarming and inspiring to the children. 


  • Submit a nomination letter highlighting all of the good work your CYO parish community is doing on and off the court.
  • Submit additional supporting documents to strengthen your parish nomination. Acceptable supporting documents may include photographs, newspaper articles, letters of support, letters of donation.
  • Email nomination and supporting documents to Anthony Badger, Manager of County Programs at:  
  • Submit all documentation by the May 3rd deadline or earlier.
  • Winner will be announced by Friday May 17th.



Past Sportsmanship Award Recipients:


St Gregory Barbarigo, Garnerville, NY

St Augustine, Ossining, NY


Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Bronx, NY

St Gregory the Great, Harrison, NY


The Church of the Epiphany, New York, NY

The Epiphany School, New York, NY


Saint Martin De Porres, Poughkeepsie, NY

Our Lady Star of the Sea, Staten Island, NY



Saints John & Paul Parish- Larchmont, NY



Saint Patrick Parish - Armonk, NY

Saint Francis of Assisi - Newburgh, NY



2015-2016 Sportsmanship Parish of the Year
The Church of the Epiphany & The Epiphany School, New York, NY

Mr. Jim Hayes accepting the award on behalf of the Epiphany community during a CYO playoff basketball game.

2014-2015 Sportsmanship Co-Parish of the Year
Saint Martin De Porres, Poughkeepsie, NY


Pictured (L-R) Jill Dennin-Philipbar - Dutchess County CYO Director, Chris Fields - St Martin DePorres Athletic Director, Chris Mullin - CYO John V. Mara Sportsman of the Year recipient and Saint Johns University Head Men's Basketball Coach, and Sarah Harrison - former Ulster County CYO Director at the CYO Club of Champions Dinner held at the Manderin Oriental Hotel in New York, NY on June 4th, 2015


2013-2014 Sportsmanship Parish of the Year
Saints John & Paul Parish - Larchmont, NY 

2012-2013 Inaugural Co-Sportsmanship Parish of the Year
St Patrick's Parish of Armonk, NY & St Francis of Assisi Parish of Newburgh, NY